GK Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1885-1936) was an English author of mystery, fantasy, poetry and non-fiction. He is best known for his detective/priest character Father Brown. He is well known for his Christian and Catholic apologetics. He was born into the Church of England, but converted to Roman Catholicism when he was 48. Chesterton died of congestive heart failure at home. He was 62.

G.K. Chesterton became a published author with the poetry collection Greybeards at Play. His first novel was The Napoleon of Notting Hill, published in 1904. Below is a list of G.K. Chesterton’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Father Brown Collections


The Innocence of Father Brown(1911) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wisdom of Father Brown(1914) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Incredulity of Father Brown(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Father Brown(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scandal of Father Brown(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Napoleon of Notting Hill(1904) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Was Thursday(1908) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ball and the Cross(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Manalive(1912) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flying Inn(1914) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Don Quixote(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Basil Howe: A Story of Young Love(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories



The Club of Queen Trades(1905) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trees of Pride(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays


Magic: A Fantastic Comedy(1913) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Judgement of Dr. Johnson(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Surprise(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Greybeards at Play(1900) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wild Knight and Other Poems(1900) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ballad of the White Horse(1911) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poems(1915) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wine, Water and Song(1915) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Verses(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Knew Too Much(1922) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of the Long Bow(1925) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Queen of Seven Swords(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Short Stories To-Day and Yesterday(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poet and the Lunatics: Episodes in the Life of Gabriel Gale(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Faultless Felons(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stories, Essays and Poems(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Was Chesterton: The Best Essasy, Stories, Poems and Other Writings of G.K. Chesterton(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coloured Lands(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spirit of Christmas: Stories, Poems and Essays(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bodley Head(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daylight and Nightmare: Uncollected Stories and Fables(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collected Nonsense and Light Verse(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Suspects(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


The Shop of Ghosts(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chesterton’s Biographies Non-Fiction Books


Robert Louis Stevenson(1902) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thomas Carlyle(1902) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Charles Dickens(1903) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leo Tolstoy(1903) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Robert Browning(1903) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tennyson(1903) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thackeray(1903) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
G.F. Watts(1904) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
George Bernard Shaw(1909) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
William Blake(1910) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Francis of Assisi(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
William Cobbett(1925) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chaucer(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
St. Thomas Aquinas(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Lord Kitchener(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Short History of England(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Jerusalem(1920) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Robert Louis Stevenson was co-authored by W. Robertson Nicoll. Thomas Carlyle was co-authored by J.E. Hodder Williams. Charles Dickens was co-authored by F.G. Kitton Leo Tolstoy was co-authored by Edward Garnett and G.H. Perris. Tennyson was co-authored by Richard Garnett. Thackeray was co-authored by Lewis Melville.

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G.K. Chesterton Synopses: Manalive by G.K. Chesterton is a light-hearted novel about Mr. Innocent Smith, who has been accused of murder and repeatedly marrying his wife. He must teach a group of disillusioned young people that life is worth living.

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